Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mission Bay High Neighbor Rose Creek Studied

checking samples
A Mission Bay High student gathers water samples in Rose Creek.

As the only San Diego Unified school with a shoreline, adjacent Rose Creek has long been a unique resource for science and other classes that observe a live ecosystem.

 checking sample
 Data collection
Since May, students have been working collaboratively to design and carry out a scientific inquiry based on the topic “Human Impact on Rose Creek Watershed.”

The International Baccalaureate Program requires students to participate in a project that “encourages an understanding of the relationships between scientific disciplines” utilizing the scientific method.

This project allows students to appreciate the Rose Creek ecosystem, the social and ethical implications of preserving this ecosystem and allows students practical, first hand scientific research skills.

Students develop communication skills in the study of science between group members and scientist from the community. They raise moral, ethical and social implications of using science and technology to research Rose Creek ecological topics.

For more information contact Tamara Rasmussen at